In an attempt to tackle the traffic congestion and reduce crimes in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, the transport secretariat introduced a new transport policy and commenced its implementation on January 14, 2013.
The policy, according to the transport secretariat restricts mini buses from operating in the city centre; they are to operate only within the satellite towns. The high capacity buses on the other hand, are to convey commuters from the satellite towns to the city centre.
Residents and visitors to Abuja know that living in the Federal Capital Territory is not a passtime for the poor and idle. The jobless especially, know the story better because you do not pick jobs from the streets in Nigeria.
Owing to the rising spate of unemployment in the country, hundreds of young Nigerians are being forced to take up car washing business to make a living in the Federal Capita Territory, FCT.
Worried by the long standing and springing uncompleted low and high rise buildings in Abuja which serve as havens for criminal elements, seven months ago, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, through the development control department gave owners of abandoned properties a grace period of one month to develop their property.
Children, according to the scriptures, are a blessing from God. For the family of Friday Ugo of Ogbombuta community in Ezeagu local government area of Enugu State, what ought to be a blessing is turning out to be a curse. Ugo whose wife was delivered of a set of triplets on Good Friday (all boys) is finding it difficult to foot the medical bill of one of the triplets or feed the family.
Since the Christmas Day attack on St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State by the outlawed Boko Haram Islamic sect, Nigeria has witnessed many security challenges within the outgoing year. Many people have lost their lives and property worth millions of naira including worship centres, lost to numerous bomb attacks launched by the sect. There have also been changes in top security hierarchy all in a bid to contain the upsurge.
The federal government had on
Last week, members of the Federal Project Steering Committee, FPSC, and state agency boards of the Community and Social Development Project, CSDP, met in Abuja for a training workshop on the roles and responsibilities and the Community Driven Development, CDD principles and processes. The three-day programme did not only provide the opportunity for training, but also an avenue for an appraisal of the project so far in its four years of existence.
With a few weeks to this year’s yuletide, entry points to the southeastern part of the country have started witnessing heavy traffic. Investigations by this magazine reveal that traffic has started building up on the Onitsha Bridgehead, which is a major gateway to the southwest, including the Enugu-Onitsha Road, the Onitsha-Owerri Road, 9th Mile-Obollo Afor Road, as well as the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.